Knowing that things get tougher as the years pass, we are always prayerful that the hearts of many will continue to fill the needs of a few. Expecting much less this year, we were excited to learn that our wish list fulfillment had exceeded expectations. As our community schools at Blanche Pope Elementary and Waimanalo Elementary, once again participated in finding needy families, as recipients for this years Giving Tree project. Blessings and gift giving through this years project exceeded all expectations, making 2013 a most enjoyable season for the families that were selected. We extend special mahalo and greetings to principals Todd Watanabe of Blanche Pope Elementary and Noel Richardson of Waimanalo Elementary school, for their continued support of the annual ‘Giving Tree Project’, as well as our friends and families of the Castle Medical Center Outreach Ministries, and the Menehune of Hoolua.